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Joan Chamberlain

Lansing, Michigan

Sep 4, 1942 – Sep 18, 2020 (Age 78)


September 4, 1942
September 18, 2020
Lansing, Michigan


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Palmer Bush& Jensen Family Funeral Homes - Lansing Chapel Obituary

Age 78, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 in Delta Twp. Joan was born in Lansing, MI on September 4, 1942, moments before her twin sister, June, to the late Sumner and Leatha (Fuller) Chamberlain. Joan was a bookkeeper for Stroh’s Distributing of Lansing and the State of Michigan, Dept. of National Resources. She was a breast cancer survivor and enjoyed her friends in her survivior club at South Church. She loved all animals, especially her beagles she had as her companions over the years. Joan was also a Mary Kay consultant for years and volunteered in Sparrow Hospital gift shop. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Dorian Mitchell (1985) and Charles Kier (2008). Surviving are her twin sister, June Kier; nieces, Gail (Robert, deceased,2019)Kobal and her son, Dylan; nephews, Mark Mitchell and his son, Christopher; Gary (Laura) and children, Emily and Jacob. Friends may visit with the family Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel. A private family graveside service will held at Chapel Hill Memory Gardens. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society in memory of Joan. Friends may share a memory with the family on Joan’s obituary page at

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June, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences. Joan was a friend to many and she will be missed in life, as well as from our birthday lunch group. Rest in peace Joan, as you will always be remembered and loved dearly. Sherly Ellis

June...I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Joanne. She was such a kind soul & sent me a tiny gold cross necklace when she learned my cancer had come back last year. I will always treasure that and her. We all loved having her in our cancer support group & have missed her & have missed you at South. Thank you for your gracious comment in her obit of our cancer support group...I will share that with all of them. Because of Covid & my ongoing cancer treatment, I...

My sympathies to the family in the loss of a nice lady. I worked with Joan in DNR and had many nice conversations with her especially since we are both Chamberlains. I remember when the State of Michigan first had email and I would get her emails and she would get mine. My email address was eventually changed so there would be no mix-up. We always had a laugh about that. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. God bless you.

My condolence to the family in the loss of such a nice lady. I worked with Joan in the DNR, I enjoyed our conversations, her laugh and her socks, she always wore socks reflecting a holiday or celebration.
So sorry, she will be missed.

Joan was my friend in Law Enforcement for the DNR. Diane and I remember helping her get her first beagle Tuffy. we talked often , mostly about our dogs, she will certainly be missed

I just don’t know where to begin, other than saying that Heaven gained the most beautiful Angel in every way possible! Words cannot express my sadness, I am being selfish! Joan fought the great fight of breast cancer, loved God, so caring and kind to her church family and plethora of friends. To June, you were her loving sister that she respected so much. YOU, June, were instrumental in introducing Joan to me; thank you! Pain is gone, mind is clear, she is re-united with your parents. Joan is...